If you are a registered user enter your email and password
Sign up
New User
Last name
If you want to be updated about our activities, sign up for our newsletter
Quiero recibir informacion de BetShalom
Would you like to receive information about our activities?
Last name
Would you like to receive information about our activities? Thanks! We will keep you informed of our activities.
Now confirms by clicking the link that we sent

World Union for Progressive Judaism

European Union for Progressive Judaism.
The Movement for Reform Judaism
Union for Reform Judaism
Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism.

Leo Baeck College, Rabbinic Seminar in London.

Abraham Geiger Kolleg, Rabbinic Seminar in Berlin
Hebrew Union College, Rabbinic Seminar in Cincinnati, NY, LA and Jerusalem.

Central Conference of American Rabbis.

Women of Reform Judaism

Federación de Comunidades Judías de España

Comunidad Judía Beit Emunah del Principado de Asturias

Comunidad Jueva Atid (Barcelona)

Comunidad Masortí Bet El (Madrid)

Comunidad Xudía Bnei'Israel de Galicia.
Comunidad Judía Aviv (Valencia)

Reform Judaism (Informative platform of Reform Judaism)

My Jewish Learning  (Informative platform of pluralistic Jewish content)

Saturday 02 of July 2022

3 Tammuz, 5782

Comic club

In the 1930’s a young generation of American Jews created a new form of art: the comic book. Its characters and stories were shaped according to a specific cultural background and a historical atmosphere. The Great Depression, with its labour shortage and poverty, and the increasing anti-Semitism, not only in Europe but also in America, throw these young artists and cartoonists into the booming but discredited comic industry, mainly run also by Jews.

Among them, we find Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman’s creators; Bob Kane (born Kahn) and Bill Finger, the artists behind Batman; Will Eisner, creator of Spirit and graphic novel pioneer; Julius Schwartz, the editor known as the father of science-fiction comics, and the man behind the Justice League; Martin Nodell, the creator of Grenn Lantern; Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg) and Joe Simon, the men behind Captain America; Max Gaines, the true father of comics, his son William, editor of the MAD magazine, and the satires partner of William, Harvey Kurtzman; Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Lieber), the creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and also the boss of Lee, Martin Goodman of Marvel Comics.


All these artists took part on the creation of one of the most fundamental icons of the 20th century pop culture: the superhero. Consciously or unconsciously, in the great majority of these characters its creators introduced topics, element and influences of their inherited Jewish tradition, as well as important issues as assimilation or Jewish identity.


Bet Shalom has created a Comic Club where we will read, discuss and organize public lectures and meetings in collaboration with the related publishing companies.

Weekly Torah Portion

Explore the parashah

Next Jewish Holiday





Donativos Bet Shalom